ONElia AVElar

Rookie - 12 Points (Bulgaria)

PENguin and Poet


What is in common
between
a Penguin and a Poet?
You may guess
the PEN?
Or the bizarre
Dress Code?
I think they both,
like Fallen Angels
from the Heaven
with hints of Wings
are walking thoughtful
on the Earth
and only
while swimming
in the Ocean
(of Words) :
they leave the Earth
show Wings in Action,
in Swimming - Flying,
nimbleness,
(nimbuses) ,
a heavenly Strength...

Sofia,06.06.2008

Submitted: Monday, June 09, 2008
Edited: Friday, June 27, 2008

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  • Rookie - 40 Points Indira Babbellapati (3/23/2009 6:20:00 AM)

    penguins by the shore i see on national geographic make me think of nuns strolling around a convent! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Emancipation Planz (12/28/2008 6:22:00 AM)

    Last week I saw fairy penguins again... and this week I still miss you.. Come Back specialist ONe... Happy Happy New Year in Sofia or wherever you are... muchest aroha Deana xxxx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Coach Roth (7/5/2008 1:24:00 AM)

    Fantastic the way you build and structure your theme...your insight is matched only by your prowess with words...Coach (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Estrella Baldemosa (6/22/2008 9:12:00 PM)

    for quite sometime, I've compared in my thoughts of men in black looking like penguins without the ties... :) good imagination... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 62 Points Kesav Easwaran (6/19/2008 6:58:00 AM)

    incredible imagination onelia! i tend to imagine myself one...of course with a poetic head...ten (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 123 Points marvin brato (6/18/2008 6:14:00 AM)

    Quite amazing write.... thought yet passionate1 A 10. provoking (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Liz Thaugally (6/16/2008 5:15:00 PM)

    Fly you must try
    Die if you must. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 96 Points Vidyadhara ..... (6/14/2008 9:06:00 AM)

    Seems true......very good comparison my 10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie R H (6/12/2008 5:56:00 AM)

    The analogy of the penguin 'flying' freely in the water and the poet swimming amongst a sea of words is both striking and engaging. The essence of freedom abounds for both...Perhaps the the black and white of the penguin corrresponds to the poet's black ink on a white page too...just a thought... j xx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rema Prasanna (6/11/2008 7:36:00 AM)

    It is a beautifully penned poem, liked the correlation....10+ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 92 Points C. P. Sharma (6/11/2008 4:49:00 AM)

    Wow! What a superb and ingenius similarity. When their appearance is so similar, the song of the Penguine must also be sweet and sober. I don't know about it. But Shelly says about skylark:

    Teach me half the gladness
    That thy brain must know,
    Such harmonious madness
    From my lips would flow,
    The world would listen me then as I am listening now. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 203 Points Palas Kumar Ray (6/10/2008 8:41:00 AM)

    Excellent Onelia Excellent, What a lovely comparison! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Original Unknown Girl (6/10/2008 4:39:00 AM)

    Aw.... this is so wonderful.. the way a penguin waddles and almost flies underwater. And how we love to swim in an ocean of words, most definitely a poet's nirvana! HG: -) xx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Paul Hamer (6/10/2008 4:25:00 AM)

    And the wingless-moon wobbled in the black sky
    as batman with dangerous eyes whooshed on by. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Emancipation Planz (6/10/2008 3:58:00 AM)

    LOL! You managed to get me out TENderly flapping… only at night do Eudyptula minor (little blue or fairy or korora Maori) venture to shores.. has got unusual habits and is rarely seen…tis also the smallest in the world.. ExPENsive ExPRESSions here... aroha (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 59 Points PERSIAN NIGHTINGALE (6/9/2008 8:34:00 AM)

    lovely comparison...profound *10* (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points Paolo Giuseppe Mazzarello (6/9/2008 7:45:00 AM)

    Symbolism. Poets are numerous but isolated in an inhospitable land as well as penguins. An idea of strenght, resistance appears through these lines. (Report) Reply

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